Apple’s AirPower said to be released next month, pricing info still unclear

Alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last September, Apple showcased its wireless charging accessory called AirPower. The charging mat will allow Apple users to charge their iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch on the same surface. At the time, Apple teased a 2018 debut, and now it looks like we’re inching closer to that release…. […]

Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates — though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

FBI said to have missed opportunity to unlock Texas shooter’s iPhone

In the first 48 hours after Devin Kelley opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people, neither the FBI nor other law enforcement agencies asked for Apple’s help in unlocking Kelley’s iPhone or linked accounts — possibly missing a critical opportunity, according to one report. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple again said to be releasing iPhone 8 w/ 5.8-inch OLED display & two smaller LCD models this year

Nikkei Asian Review is today out with a new note corroborating much of what we already know about this year’s iPhone refresh. The report reiterates the fact that Apple will introduce a new 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, as well as two new smaller devices with LCD panels. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple said to be working on wireless charging solution with Broadcom, may not launch until 2018

A lot has been made about what sort of wireless charging system the iPhone 8 will feature, but according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur, Apple has been working with Broadcom on a new customized solution. As noted by CNBC, Sur says that Apple has been working on the solution with Broadcom for some two years. more… […]

Next iPhone Said to Have Even Better IP68-Rated Water Resistance

Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature IP68-rated water resistance, which would be an improvement over the IP67-certified iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to The Korea Herald. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified, and the Galaxy S8 is naturally rumored to be as well. In the IP68 rating, the “6” means the next iPhone would […]

Size of Apple’s New ‘High End’ iPad Pro Model Said to be Between 10 and 10.5-Inches

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report underlining his expectations for the future of Apple’s iPad line-up, with slightly revised predictions for a new “high-end” middle-size tablet to be released later this year. According to Kuo, Apple is planning to introduce three iPads in 2017: a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a […]

Apple said to be setting up distribution center in India to gain greater control of the supply chain

According to a report from the The Economic Times, Apple is planning to set up a distribution center in India. The move comes as Apple is working to establish a retail presence in the country and has faced challenges due to local regulations. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Next Year’s iPhone Said to Include Iris Scanner to Authenticate With Your Eyes

Apple is planning to include iris scanning capabilities on the tenth-anniversary iPhone launching in 2017, according to a Chinese-language MoneyDJ report translated by DigiTimes. The latter website, citing supply chain sources, previously said the feature would not debut on iPhones until at least 2018. An iris scanner could complement or replace Touch ID as a […]

Apple again said to remove Home button with iPhone coming in 2017

Following a similar report from the WSJ earlier this summer, a new report from Bloomberg today briefly mentions that the iPhone introduced in 2017 will not feature the iconic Home button that has been present from the start. The Bloomberg piece focused more broadly on an iPhone for Japan with support for FeliCa payments. more… Filed […]